[Ads-l] "dad bod" ---

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 21 22:34:07 UTC 2015


The semi-Spooneristic "Dadgum it!" has never gone out of use.

JL

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

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> We dad's are being subjected to abuse nowadays!  There are also "dad
> jokes"=
> --rhymingly synonymous with bad jokes.
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> http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/29-dad-jokes-that-are-so-bad-their-actual=
> ly-good#.fqjlP2p9QQ
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> One of my grandsons even invented an impolite riddle:  What's worse than
> an=
>  dad joke?  A grandad joke.
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> --Charlie
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> Exactly what shape the 2009 UrbanDictionary "quote" was in wasn't clear to
> =
> =3D
> me.=3DC2=3DA0 Dustin's dad doesn't look like he works out, which his
> dream(=
> s) s=3D
> eem to confirm.=3DC2=3DA0 I had not visualized the combination of ripped
> an=
> d be=3D
> er belly ... and don't think I want to.
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> Apologies for failing memory and not searching the archives.=3DC2=3DA0
> Neit=
> her =3D
> is easy for me these days.
>
> Joel
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>       From: Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
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>  Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 8:50 PM
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> On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 7:51 PM, Joel Berson wrote:
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> > ... must be quite common, but I'd not heard or seen it before until twice
> > in the last two days. In print, in today's "Dustin" strip, on the
> sleepin=
> =3D
> g
> > dad's newspaper.
> >
> > Google Web about 647,000 hits. Earliest in UrbanDictionary 2015?
> > Google Books is a mystery, but I think no hits. Further results I
> > leave to those really interested.
>
> Popularized online last spring, usu. as "dadbod" (noted by JL on the
> list in May). Mark Peters called it a WOTY contender at the time...
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> http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/dictionary/dadbod-a-word-that-let-itself=
> =3D
> -go-all-over-the-internet/
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> Mark notes that UD takes it back to 2009.
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> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3D3DDad+bod&defid=3D3D429860=
> 7
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> --bgz
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